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NFL Titans Edge Steelers for Overtime Playoff Victory

In the National Football League, the Tennessee Titans edged the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime, 34-31, and advanced to their conference title, one win away from this year's Super Bowl.

Tennessee's Joe Nedney kicked the winning 26-yard field goal two minutes into overtime Saturday. Nedney got two chances to make the winning three-pointer because of a penalty by Pittsburgh on his first try, which went wide of the uprights.

The Titans who were playing at home in Nashville will go for the American Football Conference title against the winner of Sunday's playoff between the Oakland Raiders and the New York Jets.

In National Conference divisional playoffs Saturday, the Philadelphia Eagles trounced the Atlanta Falcons, 20-6. They will play the NFC title game against the winner of today's contest between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the San Francisco 49ers.

The American Conference and National Conference winners will play for the NFL championship in the Super Bowl on January 26.

For today's game in Florida, Tampa Bay will have quarterback Brad Johnson back in the starting lineup against San Francisco. Johnson was sidelined with a back injury for the last two regular-season games. He completed passes for more than three thousand yards and 22 touchdowns this year.

Jeff Garcia of San Francisco led his team to one of the greatest comebacks in NFL playoff history in last week's 39-38 win over the New York Giants. He completed 27 of 44 passes for 331 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score.

The final American Conference playoffs will be in Oakland, the Raiders' Coliseum known as "the Black Hole." Oakland closed out the regular season with seven wins in eight games, including a win last month (December 2) over the Jets.

The Jets demolished the Indianapolis Colts last week, 41-0. They have won eight of their last 10 games.